Public Information

The Office of Public Information facilitates access to public information to foster an understanding of the City of Portage government by developing, preparing, and delivering meaningful and responsive communications for the public and city employees.  The Office of Public Information serves as a clearinghouse for all government communication with the public to ensure that the City of Portage, City Council, and city officials are represented consistently and in a professional manner.


Media relations and news releases.  The Office of Public Information prepares and distributes clear and concise news releases to the media and others regarding important city matters.  The media is encouraged to contact the Public Information Officer at (269) 329-4405 or via email for all requests for information.

City Website.  The city website - - is the first line of communication with Portage residents, business owners and operators, and community stakeholders.  Here you will find important information about city government and services, and ways to connect with us.   The city website is maintained by the Office of Public Information. Contact the Webmaster or troubleshoot problems with this site. 

The Portager.  The Portager newsletter, a monthly publication containing information about city news, events, and services, is prepared and distributed by the Office of Public Information.  The newsletter is automatically delivered to every Portage mailbox each month.

Social Media.  The City of Portage maintains nine Social Media pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Learn more on our Social Media page. 

Notify Me®.  Subscribe for real-time city updates.  Visit to register for and subscribe to the categories about which you would like to receive notifications.

PortageAlert.  Sign up now for the PortageAlert, a mass notification system, to receive important emergency and public outreach information from the city such as severe weather alerts, traffic emergencies, or other emergencies that affect the health and welfare of the community.

Report It!  Help maintain Portage as a Natural Place to Move!  Use the Report It! tool to report a neighborhood issue or a concern about city services.  Residents can report maintenance issues or ordinance violations such as potholes, inoperable traffic signals, abandoned vehicles, tall grass and weeds, blight concerns, and more.  Information is then submitted to the appropriate city department for review and resolution.

PortageConnect.  Listen to the official city podcast, PortageConnect, to learn about upcoming events and hear details about city services.  Let us know if you have an idea for an upcoming episode.